Apple TV May Double as Gaming Hub

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Date: Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, 15:12
Category: Rumor

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Apple may have disclosed more than it meant to with yesterday’s release of iTunes 7.1. The update, which included support for the company’s much-anticipated Apple TV, due to ship around the middle of this month.
The updated version of iTunes will offer as a communications point between the computer and the Apple TV unit and synch content such as movies, videos, podcasts and photos to the Apple TV as well as use the the Apple TV as an external hard drive, as mentioned on AppleInsider.
A hidden string file in the updated iTunes may have tipped Apple’s hand. User prompt messages within the program such as “Are you sure you want to sync games? All existing games on the Apple TV,” and “Some of the games in your iTunes library were not copied to the Apple TV [...] because they cannot be played on this Apple TV.” show a potential future for the Apple TV to be used as a gaming device.
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Adobe to Unveil Creative Suite 3 on the 27th

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Date: Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, 10:25
Category: News

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On Monday, Adobe confirmed that it would launch its long-anticipated Creative Suite 3 program on Tuesday, March 27th in New York City.
The program is expected to be the first version of the Creative Suite package to function as a universal binary, operating at native speeds on both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs according to an article on Macworld UK.
To date, the company has yet to specify the features, applications, fixes and improvements to be found within Creative Suite 3 and has released a vague but imaginative YouTube-based video to help boost a sense of anticipation.
Additional details such as new user and upgrade pricing have yet to be released.
If anyone has any thoughts, ideas or comments, let us know.

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The Apple Core: More on Maynor

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Date: Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, 08:33
Category: The Apple Core

David MaynorLast summer, David Maynor announced an exploit for Mac OS X and Apple’s AirPort drivers that would allow third party code to be run. The hack was proven to work, but became controversial when a third party wireless card and third party drivers were involved with the exploit.
Maynor’s first video has been scrutinized and it is now known that the first hack did not involve a third-party wireless card. It appears to be fraudulent. Check the video after the jump.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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Carbon Copy Cloner Updated to Version 3.0 Beta

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Date: Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, 08:00
Category: Software

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On Monday, Carbon Copy Cloner, the shareware favorite for drive cloning operations by Mike Bombich, has released a version 3.0 beta. The new version, a 1.9 megabyte download, adds the following changes:
-Support for block-level disk-to-disk clones.
-Support for backing up across the network.
-The ability to drill down into folders to select exactly what gets copied and what doesn’t (you can drill down indefinitely).
-A more responsive interface and the ability to stop the clone.
-More accurate feedback during the clone.
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Apple Releases iTunes and QuickTime Software Updates

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Date: Tuesday, March 6th, 2007, 08:00
Category: News

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On Monday, Apple released version 7.1 of its iTunes music program, a 28 megabyte download which adds the new Cover Flow feature and additional sorting options as well as support for Apple’s upcoming Apple TV.
The company also released QuickTime 7.1.5, a 41.4 megabyte download designed around providing bug fixes and resolving security issues.
Both programs require Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later to run and can also be downloaded through Mac OS X’s Software Update feature.
If you have thoughts on the new revisions of these programs either way, let us know.

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